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Polly Morland And Peter Tatchell – How to be Brave

Sunday 19 May 2013, 13:30 to 14:30

Are brave people somehow fundamentally different from the rest of us, or is courage something that we can learn?

In 1942 a pianist from Manhattan convened the inaugural meeting of an extraordinary new fraternity, which promised to inoculate stage fright sufferers against the terrors that afflicted them. The venture, which coincided with the terrifying height of World War Two, was an astonishing success. They called it The Society of Timid Souls. Seventy years later, as anxiety levels reach pandemic proportions, courage has become a virtue in crisis. We are all Timid Souls now. So Polly Morland reconvenes the Society for a new era, and sets out on a fact-finding mission. Documentary maker Polly Morland discusses bravery with Peter Tatchell who has fought for LGBT and human rights for 46 years.

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